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Macaranga Wrap-Up: January 2024

Wong Siew Lyn, Co-founders, Macaranga | Law Yao Hua, Co-founders, Macaranga

29-Jan-24 15:30

Macaranga Wrap-Up: January 2024

As we conclude the first month of the year, it's also time for a quick roundup of top environmental stories from the month that was January 2024 - as always, we're joined by the co-founders of environmental journalism portal Macaranga, Wong Siew Lyn and Law Yao Hua. It's not all peachy on the environmental news front - first, we discuss updates from the shocking 2019 chemical toxic waste pollution that happened in and around Sg Kim Kim, in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Next, we discuss how the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of two NGOs, PEKA and SACF, to initiate judicial review proceedings to challenge the degazettement of Bukit Cherakah as a forest reserve. Finally we head to East Malaysia, where the Sarawak state government is proceeding with plans to construct three more hydroelectric dams, despite several objections and concerns by locals living in and around the areas that will be affected.  

Image credit from left to right:

top: Shutterstock Inc, Shah Alam Community Forest Society

bottom: Shutterstock Inc, Shutterstock Inc

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  Bukit Cheraka Forest Reservehydroelectric damsthe bigger pictureearth mattersFree Prior Informed Consentsg kim kimwater pollutionShah Alam Community Forestselangor state governmentdegazettementsarawakrenewable energyFPIC

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